Maurizio Galimberti is an Italian photographer known for his particular technique: Polaroid Mosaics, through which he found his own way of expressing dynamism by re-inventing reality.
Born in Como, Italy in 1956, Maurizio Galimberti is an internationally renowned “instant artist” photographer and creator of the Dada Polaroid Movement. His style of photography has been developing through time via a dimension of research and discovery of rhythm and movement.
He took his first steps in photography with a Widelux camera for an on-the-road shooting project, afterwards, he discovered Polaroid. In 1983, he started his passion-obsession with the Polaroid. Since the beginning of the nineties, his name has been linked to the use of instant film, with the creation of his Polaroid Mosaics, which were inspired by Futurism and Cubism.
For the popularity and success of his unusual representations of faces and landscapes, he has participated as a portraitist in numerous editions of the Venice Film Festival. Particularly in 2003 when his portrait of Johnny Depp ended up being the cover of the English Times Magazine, in September of the same year.
Maurizio Galimberti’s next exhibition, “Cities of New York”, is an homage to New York in the 10th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers. It will be on display now at the Capitoline Museums in Rome from the 10th of September to the 9th of October 2011.